Read Time

Read Time generates an estimated read time for your blog posts.

Author:Jeremy Arntz (profile at
WordPress version required:3.0
WordPress version tested:3.1.4
Plugin version:0.7
Added to WordPress repository:04-03-2011
Last updated:02-03-2011
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Read Time generates an estimated read time for your posts.

You can configure the:

  1. The Words Per Minute value that is used to calculate the read time.
  2. The prefix text that appears before the estimated read time.
  3. The suffix text that appears after the estimated read time.

Installation is simple. Just upload and install the plugin then place <?php read_time(); ?> in your templates.

For styling the Read Time output is wrapped in <div id='read-time'></div>.

The actual estimated time is wrapped in <span id='read-time-text'></span>.